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in the world? can sarah palin convince america she can lead the nation? tonight we will talk no spin policy with the governor. bill: you think obama is weak? do you think it's possible for victory in afghanistan? >> i do. it has to be. bill: are you comfortable with china owning a trillion dollars worth of u.s. currency? also, new information about the assassin hasan who killed 13 people at fort hood. geraldo has been investigating. >> you're hoarding gold in your basement is what you're doing? >> not in my basement. bill: glenn beck has financial advice for us. can't wait for that. caution, you're about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. fact checking sarah palin is this evening's "talking points memo" and i'll keep it short because we have a major policy interview with sarah palin this evening. did you know the associated press, america's largest news wire service used 11 reporters to check the accuracy of sarah palin's new book "going rogue." 11. barack obama
america she can lead the nation? tonight, we will talk no spin policy with the governor. >> do you think owe obama is week? do you think it's possible for victory in afghanistan? >> i do. it has to be. bill: are you comfortable with china owning a trillion dollars with u.s. currency? bill: also, new information about the assassin hasan about ho killed 14 people at fort hood. geraldo has been investigating. >> you are hoarding gold in your basement. >> not in my basement. bill: glenn beck has some financial advice for us. can't wait for that. bill: caution, you are about to enter not spin zone. the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight did you know the associated press, america's largest news wire service used 11 reporters to check the accuracy of sarah palin's new book, going rogue? 11. barack obama has had two best selling books. the a.p. did not fact-check either one. spokesman says that's because then senator obama wasn't a maj
in the climate change summit. china, america, and india still undecided. leaders will get what is needed. india's economy gives it more global clout. we will be looking at what that means when its prime minister meets president obama. the man in charge of britain's iraq war inquiry promises a full account. more than a dozen missing after sunday's disaster in indonesia. officials say the vessel was overloaded. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and 11:00 p.m. in the australian capital, where the prime minister has been speaking to the bbc about next month's climate change summit. it is billed as a make or break even the leaders of india, china, and america have not bought their ticket yet. without them, what is possible? >> we're working toward a copenhagen agreement. this is a tough process. forging an agreement across so many different countries is a difficult process. having discussed this atlanta with the prime minister of denmark, the president of the united states, and some discussions with the chinese president, we have the capacity to lead an agreement at copenhagen. one
america. she's our voice. >> why is that, can you explain for about that. >> everything she says, pertains to the middle people, she is dynamic, she is for middle america. she is... knows the issues. and i think that she is going to represent us more than we apt. >> when you say middle america, what do you mean. >> just the commoners. people who don't know where to go, to get information. don't know where to go, to have representation. i think that she will be their voice. >> and did you vote for mccain-palin in '08. >> by all means, i did. i did. >> so why do you think they didn't win the election? >> i think there was too much outside influence and i don't think that she was given the opportunity. i think there were too many people that were strategizing and kept her from speaking out. >> a number of people i talked to seem to be upset about how she is treated by the media. would you agree and what would you say about that. >> i think she was treated unfairly. i think that she should have been able to speak more openly, and, have her own platform. >> and are you a lifelong republican? >>
for america's power, and it's a mistake to keep a war going because there's always a chance it could run into another war. >> well, most of your democratic colleagues agree with this sentiment and the voting you're recommending right now. will they vote against the president on this escalation? >> i can't predict that. i'm hopeful that they'll listen to what people are saying back home. because back home, people, where i'm from in cleveland, they're worried about jobs, they're worried about saving their homes, they're worried about their retirement securities, their investments, worried about their pensions, worried about whether they're going to have health care or not. this war, at a point, starts to seem like some grand distraction almost in excess. we have to ask if our leaders are really in touch with the people while there's a separation between the financial economy and the real economy, between wall street and main street. and meanwhile we're talking about a war, expanding it, are you kidding me? >> well, we're at a point where if you have to ask, you can't afford it. congressman
're unique here in the united states of america. madam speaker, we're a unique people and, yes, we are the progeny of western europe and we're the progeny that came from primarily western european stock and at the time that we received the best that western europe had to offer, we also received a fundamental christian faith as the core of our moral values. and this is a judeo-christian nation, madam speaker. the core of our moral values is embodied within the culture. whether people of whatever church people go to or whether they go to church, wherever they worship or whether they worship, we still have the american people as a culture who understand christian values and christian principles, the judeo-christian values that are timeless. and so i would illustrate that, madam speaker, in this way. that when -- an example would be this, let's just say if an honorable man from texas were to pull into his driveway and his neighbor's dog had gotten loose and ran underneath the tire of his car and if he killed -- if you're in texas or iowa or most of the places in the country, if you run
out? welcome to "bbc world news," broadcasting our view is on pbs in america, also of around the globe. coming up later for you, a russian blogger ford his government to admit to police corruption. and how this subway passengers turned out an unbelievably lucky woman. hello to you. we honor the memory of the debt in public and private, speaking their names and telling their stories as he denounced the twisted logic that led to their deaths. the u.s. president's speaking at a memorial service in fort hood, texas, where an army psychiatrist is accused of an attack that left 13 dead and 29 wounded. president obama part offered personal tributes to the victims lives in the service they give their country. >> soldiers wounded in shooting made the difficult way down to the ceremony. 38 were wounded here five days ago. 13 people were killed, remembered by their boots, their guns, their helmets, and a photograph. then, the president, commander in chief in charge of the united states military, americans look to to strike the right notes in tragedy. >> we need not look to the past greatness beca
city. america's honor the heroes killed at fort hood and a holiday celebration goes haywire, landing four people in the hospital. i'm julie banderas and we're live as fox reports tonight. cold war enemies coming together for a nuclear-free world? as president obama makes his first ever visit to china as commander-in-chief, the u.s. and russia clear a major hurdle for a new armed control deal. in the meantime, the president shares sharp words for another country that's become a thorn in america's side. fallout from the decision to put suspected al-qaeda tris on trial in new york city. democrats defending the move, republicans slamming it. >> when the foreman of that jury stands up and delivers the victim, not empowered by the religious if a natsism, but the constitution, he'll know he's wrong. this seems to be the rights of terrorists and lack of concerns for the public. >> and a plan to put gitmo detainees in america's heartland causing another big controversy. why some in one small town see it as an economic boon. plus, a massive offensive in afghanistan underway right now. u.s. and
on the importance of philanthropy. later, america's future and the place in the world. at 8:00, the first of three nights of the c-span's original documentaries on the iconic homes of the three branches of the government, starting with the supreme court. >> tomorrow, dawn kpeck ofi an update on the commercial and real-estate markets. then, author of the walmart effect with charles fishman. after that,sidney hart. "washington journal", live on friday, 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. friday, parliament opens its chambers as the youth parliament debates in the house of commons. also, jayson blair on why he fabricated and plagiarized news stories. also, have world the threat's been over height? sunday, two programs on democracy and the internet, including the university of virginia panel. facebook founder chris hughes on how social networking is changing the political process. this holiday weekend on c-span. >> thanksgiving weekend on c- span, american icons, three nights of original documentaries on the icon mccombs of the three branches of the american government, beginning tonight at 8:00 p.m. ea
now public. a memo from america's ambassador to kabul. carl iken barry warns the president not to send more troops without progress by the afghan government in handling corruption, more proof that the president's advisors are split. >> his cabinet is divided. it's taken him a long time to come to this decision and tchaurg time the war -- democrats and those on the left. >> it's a complex decision for the president, whose been getting conflicting advice. on the one side are the skeptics, those not yet convinced more troops should be sent as well as ambassador iken barry, they include joe biden and the president's chief of staff robert emanuel. on the other side those led by general mccrystal, the defense secretary robert gates and hillary clinton are also on his side. one issue around which they all unite, president karzai must change. >> i think that the corruption issue really goes to the heart of whether the people of afghanistan feel that the government is on their side, is working for them. >> the president thereof make that decision sooner rather than later. the longer he leaves i
weapons there was a kind of euphoria in russia toward america. a euphoric attitude, but then we saw that america forgot about its partner and even when our life was very difficult during the difficult times, america avoided giving real assistance to russia and it was then that people understood that the u.s. government actually liked the situation of russia being immersed in all kind of problems for as long a time as possible. >> tom, what strikes me about that is that the russians, he says, expected partnership, the u.s., he believes, celebrated victory. >> reporter: well, i have a high regard for mikhail gorbachev. we have known each other for 20 years, but the united states sent billions of dollars into russia and sent the best expert there is to help them create a market economy, so much of that money went into private bank accounts of those who still have their hand on the levers of power in russia. the money simply disappeared in many instances. i don't think we were at all prepared for how unprepared russia would be to create a market economy. someone said to me here on the l
>>> good morning, america. on this monday, november 17th, sarah palin and barbara walters. new questions about palin's future, her family. >> truthfully, we were >>nd what about the president? >> barack obama. on a scale of one to ten, ten being the best, what do you rate barack obama? >> walters, palin. stay ned. >>> mammogram mayhem. the new guidelines on breast cancer screening have thrown women into a muddle. we ask leang doctors to clear up the confusion about what you should do for health and life. >>> and janet jackson breaks her silence. what she thinks about the doctor at the center of the michael jackson investigation, as she copes with her brother's death. it's a "gma" exclusive. >>> and good morning to all of you. diane sawyer with robin roberts. happy to be here this morning, when barbara walters is going to ask new questions of sarah palin. >>> and we have a brand-new, hot-off-the-presses abc news/"washington post" poll. >> let's show that poll. despite health care reform, people are evenly split on health care. 48% in favor of the plan. 49% opposed. and when it c
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." ♪ >> china it joins america with a promise to limit carbon emissions for the first time. trouble in paradise. shares went tumbling around the world. 35 political activists and 22 reporters are murdered. it is the highest number killed in a single attack. iran is insured by the u.n. watchdog over the uranium enrichment program. he makes a splash when he tries to bridge the gap. hello and welcome to a review of the major news stories seen over the last seven days. in one day this week, the world's two biggest leaders announced they would limit carbon emissions for the first time. on wednesday, president obama said he would attend the climate summit and pledged to cut american emissions by 70% by 2020. t reversed the policy of the bush administration. we have this report from washington. >> certain days remind me of why i ran for this office. then the are moments like this. [laughter] >> he was pardoning the thanksgiving turkey. >> you are hereby pardoned. >> but there was serious movement from the white house on climate change. president obama will go to
ever. this shanghais starbucks looks and smells like any you find in america. the chinese have embraced the american broke. asked about obama and you find a similar enthusiasm for president quite unlike their own. he is a young man, this woman says, he is open-minded. his visits to china makes us feel like the distance between the two countries is shortened. his visit shows china's influence is increasing and as chinese, that makes us happy. here it is clear, he has won over many ordinary chinese. but winning the support of their leaders will be harderand presio help solve the mass of the challenges of the two countries face. bbc news, shanghai. >> quentin, if you have to say what was different about president obama compared to his predecessors, what would it be, you think? >> elwell, president obama enjoys more popularity than his predecessors but he does not enjoy the same popularity in china that he enjoys and oer countries around the world. there is not an obamamania here. but he seems to have won some success on two things. first of all, he did not meet with the ballet llama -- dal
of the contract with america and the flat tax. she remained -- he approaches any subjects as internet, a government in general with one statement -- freedom of works. please welcome, dick armey. [applause] >> let me introduce somebody that every time i hear the name, dick armey's ideological soul mate. arianna huffington -- [laughter] is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of 12 books. she is co-host of "left, right and center," in may, 2005, she launched a news again blog site that has quickly become not only one of the most widely read and the most influential in the media and in political circles. in 2006, time magazine put her on the list of the time 100, their list of the world's most influential leaders. in 2009, she was named one of the most influential women and media by forbes. cordially from greece, huffington moved to england and graduated from cambridge with a master's in economics. she is known for her bold and fearlessness and believes in saying what needs to be said in doing what needs to be done, to leave and succeed. she is a prolific author with titles inclu
walters. >>> the president in beijing with a trillion dollar dilemma. america's sea of red actually re rips the chinese? robert krulwich will take "closer look." >>> and hide and seek at the bottom of the sea. discovering top secret submarines last seen in world war ii. the moisturizer in other body washes sits on top of skin. only new dove has nutriummoisture... which can nourish deep down. new dove body wash with nutriummoisture. superior natural nourishment for your skin. transform drinks you want, into cold medicine you need. introducing fast crystal packs. a new way from alka-seltzer plus to... get cold and flu relief in a taste-free, fizz-free powder. alka-seltzer plus. >>> sarah palin's new book went on sale today, soaring right to the top of several best seller lists. the memoirs of the former alaska governor are being scrutinized for new clue to the one question so many are asking. will she or won't she? barbara walters sat down with the former vice presidential candidate to ask whether she intends to run for president. >> reporter: well, here is the big question. do you ever
to this and the controversial decision to try accused 9/11 sp conspirators in america. abortion moves to the forefront of the healthcare debate. major sticking point in the house. how far are both sides willing to go? we talk to the head of planned parenthood and concern of the pro-life senator also a doctor. sarah palin's campaign tell-all hits bookstores this week. she goes after many mccain staffers. we'll talk to one of mccain senior advisors, former hewlett-packard ceo carly fiorina. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. we have word the white house is considering buying a warehouse to house the gitmo detine knees. president obama promised to close the place for next year. julie kirtz has the latest from washington. >> although no decision has been announced, an obama administration official tells us a near empty prison is an option for detain tees from guantanamo bay. an idea backed by the governor wood would allow the federal bure reof prisons to buy the prison and turn it into a supermax facility. the prison is in a small town called th
's look at the democratic primary voters. they are not the heartbeat of america. political parties -- they have certain beliefs. they are allowed to have beliefs. we have a large chunk of middle america -- they are not the same. the people who serve in the house and senate have ideology. we have resolution among these differences. but with 40 votes in the senate, 177 in the house, those people who have survived are not -- they are the people who feel most strongly about the size of government and we are not going to vote for these bills. olympia snowe is a good example. she has a great feeling about the center in maine. we have seen this since 1978. this number, this is 176. the republican vote came after 2018. he was with the leadership because he would not be there for 218. the public auction is the same thing that means that this is too much government health care. this is not acceptable for what we think should happen. mitt romney passed a mandate, and it said, you do not need this for public out -- for a public auction -- public option. >> is it possible for a president to hav
's because it became a black eye in america's reputation in the world. i don't quantity to play games but that is nothing that obama administration did. >> gregg: congressman brown, mark kirk who is running for the senate he opposes the idea to bring them to the united states in part because he thinks he is going to make illinois a terror target. i talked to a national security expert who has been in the years. he laughed at that. he said look, are you kidding me. terrorists go for high value targets, big places like new york and washington as we saw on 9/11. they're not going for a town in 500. he laughed and said, are you kidding. that is going to be among the safest places in the world because there is only 500 premium. am i right? >> that was the first thing i thought of. terrorism is about the unexpected. major impacts from this. if there is going to be one safe place in america, it will be that town. >> gregg: congressman brown, it doesn't make sense in many ways? >> you are misconstruing what mark kirk is saying. he is saying it's going to bring terrorist attacks to america, li
that we were going to make our products, our strings in america. we are still committed to that. we have never sold one string we didn't make here in new york. >> they have one of u.s. manufactu manufactures that have adopted the lean theory. they plan to do so or have implemented it. critics say the automation eliminates jobs. he says the replaced workers can be cross trained to do other jobs. >> we do not want to play people off because lean has been effective. that is not going to help people embracing lean or help our company or our community. what we are trying to do is take those people and train them to do something else. >> reporter: like work in the guitar strap division, part of a company he acquired several years ago. those jobs were previously in china. today, long island. economists say other companies can position themselves to bring jobs home. >> lean manufacturing makes it possible to create products in the united states efficiently, cost effectively and so forth. some manufacturing should be done in china. too much manufacturing is being done in china that could be done
as a public service by america's cable companies. coming up this thanksgiving day, director steven spielberg received the liberty medal at the national constitution center. then, remarks from the former undersecretary of defense, paul wolfowitz on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. after that, political strategists assess the new obama administration as he nears his first year in office. friday, for the first time in british history, parliament opens its chambers to non-mp's as they debate in the house of commons. former new york times reporter at what has to his plagiarism. a look back to the cuban missile crisis, as well. also, have world threats been over-the post cold war world. sunday, two programs on democracy and the internet, including the university of virginia powell on how the political process has been affected by the internet. the facebook founder will talk about how networking is changing the political process. this holiday weekend on c-span. >> thanksgiving week and on c- span, american icons, three nights of cspan original documentaries on the iconic homes o
bieber is rocking times square. >>> very exciting. good morning, america. >> good morning. sunday, november 15th, 2009, and bieber fever is here officially. they are in the studio. they have been lining up all morning long to see him. lucky few got to see the arrival a few minutes ago. we have the red carpet. that's really something. >> it really is. it is very sweet to see those fans out there. we just learned from the cdc that the bieber fever vaccine is delayed another month. he's the newest thing. >>> a heartwarming story, a woman was kidnapped more than 50 years ago, taken halfway across the country. recently tracked down her long-lost siblings. this morning, we'll reunite them for the first time. right here >> it's an unbelievable story. they have not met until now. on tv. >>> we also have a great weekend adventure. everybody else has ten their turn. now it's your turn. >> a little motorcycle ride. last ride of the season before winter comes in. one of the true mythical roads in this country. deep in the smokey mountains. had a good time. we'll share that with you coming up.
will start off asking your reaction to comments by columnist who asks, could america go broke? the number -- host: you can reach us at twitter, c-spanwj is how you can do that. and you can e-mail us, it journal@c-span.org. and if you have called any of the c-span program in the last 30 days give someone else a chance. first, a look at the legislative business of the week. health care legislation gets teed up in the house. the front-page headline of "roll call." they write getting to the vote will require leaders to hurtle hangups over abortion and immigration language, moderates gripes on the overall cost of the bill, liberal demands for symbolic votes and their preferred provisions. also an unknown are re of parochial concerns. writing about the legislation coming up. host: that sent "will call." we will talk about this week and next week -- but our question this morning is more broadly on spending, based on a column that "could america go broke?" he writes this morning that the idea of a major advance country would default on its debt -- host: we will get more comments from this column
holeryness is well known in america having received the congressional gold medal and met with the past three presidents. he's on his sixth viz hit in the united states. it began in new orleans where he attended a symposium on pollution in the mississippi river. he travel new york where he met with ban ki-moon. tomorrow in washington he will meet with president obama and attend diners in his honor by the secretary of state and vice president. in 2008 he published a book called "encounter the mystery: understanding orthodox christianity today." i met him with in atlanta last week at the c.e.o. of coca-cola, a turkish citizen whose father was a distinguished turkish diplomat. the conversation began with a question about his role as he saw it. tell me about your role. >> by the grace of god i am the first bishop in the whole orthodox church worldwide. you may knee in the orthodox church we have the principal of the independent churches which are free to coordinate and organize their internal affairs. the local churches elect their primate and the role of the ecumenical patriarch as it is histori
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responsibility and addressingey economic challeng facing america's future. and additional funding is providedy the following pporters -- >>> hello d good evening. m daljit dhaliwal. in theinternational chessame of iran's nuclear program, it was x world wers that ma a movetoday. delegas from the united states, britain, france, germany, russia and china met in brussels,belgium, and turned up the heat on iran. they didn't discuss e sanctions, not y anyway, but that posbility served as a backdropor today's meetings. the issue is iran's nuclear ambitions. tehranays its uranium enrichment programs for peaceful purposes only, but other untries worry gives iran the capability of making an atic bomb. despite some timism in recent wes, iran now seems to be rejeing a plan have its uranm enriched outside the country. e delegates in brussels urd iran to reonsider, a hence thtalk by president oma and othe this weekbout the possibility new sanctions. what kind of measuresnd when, that is our "lead focus" tonight. weeks after andisclosed the existence of this once secret nuclear facility nea the holy city
or not it creates mass relief for the struggling homeowners of america, that is entirely different story. host: i think that even argue that it has not. 57% of all mortgages modified through fannie mae have defaulted again within 12 months. if you were in trouble before, the majority of people getting help are still in trouble. >> this program was supposed to help 3 million people. only 650,000 homeowners are involved in the initial stages. as of september 1 only 1711 homeowners have had their monthly payments permanently reduce. that at a cost of $27 billion. that is what has been spent on this program. three to 4 million were hoped to be held. 650,000 in the initial stages of the program. only 100 -- only 1711 received reductions. bill: is this getting anywhere? >> the problem is that it is an intensely bureaucratic confusion of paper work on both sides, plus an avalanche of foreclosures in the marketplace and underlying everything is unemployment. people are not buying homes in this environment. bill: the unemployment rate might be 10% but it is higher when you consider the people underemploye
as a result of the contributions of the european union, america and some of the richest countries of the world. we will do everything in our power to secure a climate change agreement in copenhagen. >> thank you, mr. speaker. whatever are the individual speakers on afghanistan there's clarity on the mission. the prime minister has said we're in afghanistan to protect british people against terrorism. and yet almost in the same breath threatens to pull out of the country if president karzai can't clean up his corrupt government. these are contradictory messages they are sending out mixed signals. can the prime minister now square that circle?vu >> we are in the country because of the threat to britain. a threat that has been seen over eight years as a result of projected and actual terrorist defenses in our country. three-quarters of which come from afghanistan and pakistan and mainly the borders of pakistan. that is why we are there to protect the streets of britain. i was right to ask president karzai to give us assurances about how in his second term he would tackle corruption. he has now an
approach should use? caller: he should not make america look weak, which is what he is doing. host: baltimore, up next. we are asking about the president's foreign policy. subtle and strategic or weak and naive? caller: i think he is subtle and strategic. i am concerned about the earlier caller said -- and said that force is the american way. that is horrible. we should be able to compromise, talk with each other, and except differences. -- accept differences. for americans to be that forceful, i am more scared of them then i am of what others can do to us. host: when you say that we should be trying to talk, talk about the president's speech that he is making on tuesday. what are you expecting to hear from the speech and how does that apply? caller: i do not want him to go to war. unfortunately that is a big part of life sometimes. you have to use of force. i think it he has discussed this for awhile with us. the previous administration has gone in without talking. if i know that i have to use force sometimes, it can be necessary, but i think that the way that the president did it
general motors and chrysler? governments don't own big companies in america. what ruptured? what ruptured is the concern that there is way too much in spending and to be fair, it's not the president's fault. but when you say -- and the combined the billions of dollars, there is one huge massive spending and as a stimulus package. . >> what happens is the republican party has a lot of troubles. we put on the brakes and send a missile. that was to park. -- that was too far. many private people said there will be a bill and we're better off negotiating in good faith because there is going to be a bill. what is going to happen is this possibility, which is the a.m .a is there because they thought they would get a deal. if it does not get fixed, i do not know where they will be. hospitals are there because they said they would have 9066%6% coverage. >> why do you think the industry support did not translate into republicans support? >> we're down to 170 boats. at 177 votes, the sport gentleman in new orleans. ok, we could lose that seat. at 177 seats, there are not a lot of seats you can lose.
minister of great britain, gordon brown and the secretary of state of the united states of america, hillary clinton, the president of the republic ofçó france, nicolas sarkozy, the chancellor of the federal republic of germany, angela merkel. the president of germany. medvedev, the russian president. the vice chancellor to have federal republic of germany and heads of state of government from all over europe. welcome to berlin. >> this is where the walls stood. today we commemorate the many people who died at the wall. every single victim has a special place in our hearts. when the wall came down on november 9, 1989, berlin cried tears of joy. people were dancing on top of the wall. since then a place of horror has become a place of freedom. tonight, we are celebrating a major festival of freedom. together we will watch it is a dominos are toppled. a big word of thanks to the more than 15,000 predominantly young people from around the world who have imstraited these dominos. each stone expresses a yearning for peace. quite a special dom annoy has reached us from -- domino has reached us f
and govern america from the left is failing quickly and decisively. bill crystal says our task is to minimize the damage and use the next three years to lay the ground work intelligently for a new era that can conserve prosperity and revitalize pennsylvania from the republican line. sit worth the price? >> no. i come to the point where i don't even feel that way as a republican. i think look what happened here with hasan and the response of our media and that attack at fort hood and look at that and also the way that we are looking at things internally, you know we have the chief of the staff in t$e army saying after somebody slaughtered all t$ese people diversity is your greatest string and then you go to this diverse place. tribal and ethnic diversity in afghanistan and iraq and you see that, that's really not a string strength in reality. diversity of this all over the world is endless strife and bloodshed and we're not - our democracy was born out of anglo-saxon civilization. and with democracy it's really a simple thing really. so i don't know why we have to point a bayon et to make the
challengesacing america's future. and adtional funding is provided by the following supporters- > hello and good evening. i'm ljit dhaliwal. imagine here in the united stes that they held vote to ban a wel-known religious symbol, the spe of a church, t's say, because some fel threatened by it. well, at has happened in switrland where voters have approved ban on the building of minarets,he towershat are a typical pa of mosques. the vote in a nationa referendum was57% for the ban, which was aimed at stopping further islamition in switzerland, in t words of the naonalist party that supported it. but the vote was widely criticized by islamic groups today. anfrance's foreign minter called it an expression of intolerance. tonight's "lead focus the controversl swiss move and analysis oit beginningith jane dodge of it >> reporter: tre are only four of them in switzerland, but that's four tooany acording to thecountry'slargest pay. and now it seems t swiss public agrees. in a result that surprisedmany, 57% of voteoted a ban on the building of minarets. the country's f right sss ople's party who are behin
to the most people, as a place to reinforce the strength of america, so that people could be patriotic and feel confident, that we were in the race, and we could also launch our own rocket, just like the russians. >> you'd think a building that represented so much that was great about america would be considered an historical treasure. yet it came surprisingly close to being torn down. that and more when we return. [whistle blowing] visit... >> the railroad companies built their terminals in order to show off the strength, the power of their companies. this building is a symbol of the speed and the power, and the success of the railroads and the railroad companies that owned them. >> but by the 1950s, the nation's new highways made traveling by car more popular. and flying was really taking off. it looked like the end of the line for passenger railroads. in the 1960s, proposals were made to tear down grand central. but jacqueline kennedy onassis, president john f. kennedy's widow, came to the rescue. she helped save the beautiful building. today, the emphasis is on preservation and re
if the british and americans pulled out? welcome t"bbc world news," broadcaing our view is onbs in america, also of ound the globe. coming up later forou, a russian blogger forced his government to admit toolice rruption. and how this subway passengers turned out an unbelievablylucky woman. hello to you. we honor theemory of th debt in publicnd private,peaking thir names and telling their stories as he denouncedhe twist logic that led to their aths. the u.s. president's speing at a memoria servicen fort hood, tas, whe an army psychiatrt is accused of attack that left 13 dead and 29 wounded. president obama part offered personal tributes to the victsives in the service they give their couny. >> soldiers wounded in shooting ma the difficult way down to the ceremony. 38 were wounded here five days ago. 13 people werekilled, remember by their boots, tir guns, their helmets, and a photograph. then, the prident, cmander in chi in charge of the united states miliry, americsook to to rike the right notes in tragedy. >> we need not look to the past greness bause it is fore our vereyes. >> id it was a tin
. >>> now, here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. >>> a geyser shot high in the sky in california when a massive water main broke there. pressure from that ruptured 54-inch pipe caused water to explode 20 feet above the payment. it took firefighters more than an hour to have that geyser subd subdued. the busted pipe carried recycled water for industrial purposes. >>> one man in new jersey turned a house's dining room into a bit of a garage. the errant driver lost control and plowed right through the wall of a two-story house. no one, thankfully, in that house was injured, but the man behind the wheel was taken to a local hospital. >>> an elephant in wisconsin got herself into some deep trouble. the 31-year-old african elephant somehow slipped into the mote. she was trapped in that 6-foot channel for over four hours. eventually, though, zoo officials fashioned a set of stairs and she eventually climbed out. >>> and it wasn't quite dewey defeats truman, but close. when broke out the world series champagne too early. the philadelphia enquirer declared the phi
for president. there could be an election early next year. deciding america's strategy for afghanistan is one of the top decisions that barack obama has to make. if could define his presidency -- it could define his presidency. >> in a memo to the white house, the ambassador has urged against sending more troops. that advice is counter to the wishes of the top u.s. general in afghanistan. >> it is his most agonizing decision to date, whether to send thousands of more troops to afghanistan. over 800 have already died there. in his search for an answer, the president is leaving no stone unturned. he had 8 separate meetings with his war council, discussions with his most senior advisers. a slow but a very deliberate process behind closed doors. a memo from america's ambassador warns the president not to send more troops without progress by the afghan government in tackling corruption. more proof that the president's advisers are split. >> it has taken a long time to make this decision. during that time, support for the war has decreased especially amongst his core constituents. >> this is a comp
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